[M.M.X.I.V. 59] No! Later!

“Restart your computer to finish installing important updates.

Windows can’t update important files and services while the system is using them.  Make sure to save your files before restarting.

Restarting in: (counting down from 15 minutes)

Remind me in: (drop-down: 10 minutes / 1 hour / 4 hours)”

Ugh!  And recently, it seems that there are important updates appearing almost daily.  It is similarly annoying when other software pops up update reminders–it seems to be a pattern on the computer that people abuse the “Remind me later” button.  (It could even be to dangerous effect, as suggested by this comic…) Indeed, they always seem to pop up when you are working, and many updates require a restart of the computer.

And sometimes, it comes up with an update that requires a restart for another update which requires a restart for another update… ad-nauseam.

Then again, I suppose it’s not quite as bad as the “critical update” which will automatically restart your computer no matter what you are doing at the time.

But what is more annoying, the constant chirping at you to update the computer, or the lost time when you have to restart?


Today is the fifty-ninth day of M.M.X.I.V.  That makes eight weeks and three days.


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